Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

Law group calls for tribunal for crimes against Rohingya

Law group calls for tribunal for crimes against Rohingya

Published 03/12/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday [more…]

U.S. top court snubs environmental challenge to Trump’s border wall

U.S. top court snubs environmental challenge to Trump’s border wall

Published 03/12/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trump’s administration to [more…]

N.Y. judge strikes down policy tying funds to immigration compliance

N.Y. judge strikes down policy tying funds to immigration compliance

Published 01/12/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration cannot compel states and cities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities as a condition for receiving millions of [more…]

Exclusive: In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on…

Exclusive: In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on…

Published 15/11/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China’s restive, [more…]

Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill

Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill

Published 15/11/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump endorsed a bipartisan U.S. House bill on Wednesday intended to reform the federal prison system and help inmates prepare [more…]

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Published 05/11/2018

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that will prosecute Khashoggi murderANKARA (Reuters) - Reports that the body of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dissolved [more…]

Unlikely activists: Money managers push for climate, social good

Unlikely activists: Money managers push for climate, social good

Published 31/10/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you are looking to save the environment, address racial or gender discrimination, fight for human rights or tackle corruption, it [more…]

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to halt trial over census

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to halt trial over census

Published 29/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to postpone a trial set for Nov. 5 that will examine [more…]

American sisters sue USA Gymnastics over sex abuse scandal

American sisters sue USA Gymnastics over sex abuse scandal

Published 29/10/2018

(Reuters) - Two former USA Gymnastics national team members on Monday filed civil lawsuits against the organization, disgraced ex-team doctor Larry Nassar, and the U.S. [more…]

Congressional Democrats seek more action on U.S. domestic extremists

Congressional Democrats seek more action on U.S. domestic extremists

Published 29/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Monday called on U.S. law enforcement authorities to do more to track and prosecute far-right extremists after a mass [more…]